The implicit understanding among Alliance members is that, in exchange for their willingness to share their own experience and knowledge, they gain access to the extraordinary collective wisdom of the Alliance community of CEOs. Our members do amazing things and here we've collected some of their lessons learned to preserve and highlight the wealth of knowledge in our membership. Alliance Founder & CEO, Paul Witkay, also shares his perspectives on topics such as leadership, strategy and innovation.
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Building a business with other people's money certainly isn't any easier than bootstrapping. It takes the right connections, hard work, an understanding family, and a solid opportunity. Hear the details of Paul White's story.
Summary: A retail chain has incredible training program, which instills corporate values in new hires and teaches product knowledge as well as systems and customer interface protocols. After the initial training, they weave training into the company's routine.
A very fast growing firm has eleven good years running. Credited is an excellent top team that can finish each other's sentences and leaves the CEO free to follow his instincts about the future. Learn how he built and maintained this team.
After seeing a presentation at the Alliance of CEOs by Chuck Smith, CEO of SBC West, it became crystal clear how powerful great communication skills can be. The audience was engaged and entertained. Read some of the key speaking techniques he used and how they can make any CEO a better communicator.
Read about an executive compensation system that really worked. By generously sharing the bottom line, the owner quadrupled his take home. The concept is laid out, and critical elements to successful implementation are detailed.
As part of a going public strategy, the founder brings in a new CEO, but it doesn't work well. After two years, the founder steps back in, but the passion is gone. A new replacement is successful. Explore issues surrounding maintaining a founder's passion over time.
Low-tech concrete meets high-tech logistics when RMC Pacific Materials acts to save their customers money through integration and technology, rather than price cutting. The result: industry leadership and a choice contract: The new Oakland -San Francisco Bay Bridge.
It's easy for to get wrapped up in all sorts of organizational issues and drift apart from our clients and customers. This story highlights how Gene Miller, Chairman and CEO of a major law firm, invests time with his key clients, and the benefits to all CEOs if they do likewise.